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CNBC
Oct 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
pearson with breaking news on the deficit. hampton. all right. we're going get to hampton in a second. >> we'll wait on that breaking news. >> yes, exactly. >> in the meantime, less than an hour to ago, this trading day, is the dow going to go lower for the fifth session in a row? a five-day losing streak may not be a huge red flag for some people, but pension partners says u.s. markets are behaving in a way that suggests either a correction or something more severe may be on the way. >> in today's "closing bell" exchange, we have pension partners and our own rick santelli. michael, the signals that the markets are sending, boy, it's been going on -- hold on, folks. let's go to hampton pearson with breaking news on the deficit. >> michelle, from the treasury department and the omb, the final results on the 2012 deficit, and here are the highlights. the fy-2012 deficit was $1.89 trillion, $207 billion less than the 2011 deficit. the 2012 deficit came in lower than previously forecasted as the treasury department and omb. $121 billion less than forecasted at the mid session review. as a
FOX Business
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm EDT
a lot more. we'll talk to douglas holtz-eakin on the budget deficit. he will give us some insight and analysis how it all works into the election next hour. friday trading session still underway. we'll see you in the next hour. keep it here on fox business. [ le announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of llars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too. and they all
FOX Business
Oct 7, 2012 8:30am EDT
taxes, you have the deficit being dealt with in an insane way, at least being dealt with, i'm not so sure the markets are going to implode-- >> you don't think, you think the markets will whistle past this. >> at least they're going to say something is going on. at least they're doing something. >> and anyway, right. >> it's going to hurt the economy long-term no doubt. >> the it's the federal reserve behind the market. >> what about the notion that maybe if there were stronger leadership from the white house we wouldn't have to take such a ham-fisted approach. in other words, how come there can't be an elegant solution, i can't get my way, you can't get your way, let's just destroy it all. >> interestingly enough goes back to obamacare, i think it has to do with the incredit mri high-handed autocratic way that mr. obama shoved through obamacare and they're saying we're not going to cooperate at all. i think had there been a spirit of cooperation coming out of the white house with obamacare, all of this would not have happened. >> if i may-- >> adam. >> i think that's sort of of sill
CNBC
Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the government deficit topped $1 trillion once again. the treasury says the deficit was roughly 7% of gdp and, larry, the nobel peace prize goes to the eu. the nobel committee gave the prize to the european union acknowledging the 27 blocks advancement and a peace and reconciliation and i know a lot of people think this is ridiculous, but when you think about the history there and the fact that these countries 100 years ago and what they're doing is hard, maybe it's a reminder. >> they should have given them to them 70 years ago and this is the wrong time and i'll talk about that with my pal jimmy pathkuke as. >> my only personal view is it's a ridiculous thing so i've asked cnbc contributor jim pathkukas to come back. at this moment in time with the growth of welfare states and socialism and bankruptcy and bailouts i wouldn't give the european union an award of any kind. what this k this nobel peace prize people be possibly thinking? >> given what you just said and the fact, the eu could still break apart and maybe this is like a parting gift when people are on a game show and given a partin
CNN
Oct 13, 2012 3:00pm PDT
various loopholes or you've said your tax cuts would be revenue neutral you wouldn't add to the deficit. let's go through how you would do that. specifically home mortgage deductions, charitable mortgage contributions. are you ready to remove those? what's going on? >> well, i've made pretty clear that my prirnls are number one simplify the code. number two, create incentives for small and large businesses to grow. number three, don't reduce the burden on high income taxpayers. and number four, remove the burden somewhat for middle income people. i don't want to raise taxes on any group of americans. those are the principles. at the same time how we carry them out would be lowering the tax rate across the board and making up for that, both with additional growth and with putting a limit on deductions and exemptions, particularly for people at the high end. those are principles which form the bases of what i would do with our tax proposal. what i want to do is to make it simpler, fairer. i want to encourage the economy to grow again. it's pretty clear that the economy is not growing at t
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
questions about his negotiations with the republicans on the financial and debt and deficit issues. and he was tuned in. he answered, he gave his side. he gave his defense. the obama -- the other night in this debate -- it was almost like there were two channels going in his mind, one on the debate and answering in the way he did, which just didn't fit together. and then when he was looking down, it's almost like something else was deeply worrying him. now, i don't know that. the point is, you know, why would he be so out of it in clearly one of the most important political moments of his life? >> sean: it is a really good question. i think -- i think he was shocked because mitt romney looked him dead in the eye, was very deep in the facts. i mean, it was just the opposites of john mccain, in the mccain debate, obama was looking mccain in the eye and mccain looking down or out at the crowd. very different in terms of the body language. on substance, romney was very knowledgeable, across the board, every question and was willing to take the president on. i don't think he is used to that? >>
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
and that that, we can do that on a basis which won't increase the deficit. that was their position as i said for 99% -- >> but still his position -- >> hold on, joe, and you cannot do that as a mathematical matter without raising the tax burden on the middle class, it's not possible and all this debate about my studies and your studies is not possible, as bill clinton said at the democratic convention it's arithmetic. >> can we taxle the deficit without affecting the middle class? >> if i were vice president biden i'd put that back on the table and push it because it's too late to change your position 30 or 40 days before the election in a campaign that's gone, you know, for a year and a half. it's too late especially on an issue which you've been talking about every single day for those 18 months. it's too late. i'd take the view you can't change your position on something like that 30 days before the election, you can't change your position on repealing every fapset of obama ca facet of obama care or every facet of dodd-frank. we have a debate tonight, so to say nevermind, that doesn't wor
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 3:00am EDT
this year, we would still have a $300 billion deficit. you see, there aren't enough rich people and small businesses to tax to pay for all their spending. and so the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. that's why we're saying we need tax reform. let's look at it this way. 8 out of 10 businesses, they file their taxes as individuals, not corporations. where i come from overseas, which is lake superior, the canadians, they drop their tax rates to 15%. the average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25% and the president wants the effective top tax rate to go above 40%. 2/3 of our jobs come from small businesses. this one tax would actually fax about 53% of small business income. it's expected to cost us 710,000 jobs. and it doesn't even pay for 10% of the proposed deficit spending increases. we're saying close loopholes primarily to the higher income people. we have three bottom lines. don't raise the deficit. don't raise taxes on the middle class.
CNBC
Oct 9, 2012 3:00pm EDT
bernanke either, larry. >> this assumes interest rates are going to go up as deficit goes up as opposed to the fact the dollar is a currency of last resort and has kept rates chronically low. i know we've gone way far from big bird, but we probably should have anyway. >> and way over time, but it's okay. it was a good discussion. thank you both for joining us. >> thanks. >> thanks so much, everybody. we have about 40 minutes left in the program and before the closing bell sounds. we have a market down about 100 points. chb >> by the way, have you seen apple shares lower? is this stock? trouble? we're going to look at the charts on that. >> then after the bell, alcoa kicking off the earnings season tonight. chairman and ceo klaus kleinfeld breaks down the numbers with us. join me for that interview. >>> welcome back. it's been quick, the move on apple. apple shares falling into correction territory today, briefly down 10% from the highs this year. they didn't stay there long. bertha coombs has the details. over to you. >> it's been watching the technical on apple here over the last it fe
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
'60s, we were running budget surpluses. even in the early '80s, the budget deficit was a lot smaller. that's the key reason i'd be concerned. i think tax reform is a good idea. doug is right. we need to have tax reform, but we need tax reform that raises enough revenue to lower tax rates and also goes to reducing future budget deficit because if we don't get the deficits down, lower tax rates aren't going help us. >> and doug, do you think it's fair to say, romney ryan have been saying they think a 3% growth is reasonable. do you think it is? because for in of this math to work out and this whole argument everybody's having about whether they can cut taxes and close enough loopholes, they are counting on economic growth on being part of making up that difference. will it? >> you can't say for sure because good tax policy does t matter. t not the only thing going on out there and you would have to have a displn palestinianed, economic policy. we have a serious threat to the economy from existed and projected debt. it is different from the era of reagan in that debt is not being driv
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
it. >> bill: no, we haven't balanced the debt! are you kidding me! we have a $1 trillion deficit! >> holding steady. >> bill: said a -- >> we had a surplus under clinton. >> bill: no, no, no, no. the debt wasn't xed out. you're mixing up the deficit with the debt. no, no, no, you're missing the deficit with the debt is yearly spending. the debt is cumulative. the debt wasn't wiped out. >> 1.7 trail in bush tax cuts, yes? that was -- >> bill: i'm not gog defend bush or the republican party. i'm going to tell you one thing, the highest tax revenues in the history of this nation occurred in 2007. the government got more money from we, the people, than any other time in history under the bush tax, the rich tax cuts. >> bill: after an hour at the podium, the two moved to more comfortable quarters. >> how is it that two personalities such as yourselves who are almost polar opposites politically, share a willingness to come together when congress can't? what advice would you give congress? [ applause ] [ laughter ] >> bill: what would you like for christmas, little boy? [ laughter ] get
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
the deficit in half, close gitmo, people said that was unrealistic, but didn't say he wasn't telling the truth. there's a difference, isn't there? >> no. closing gitmo involved an act of congress, and he wasn't able to get congress to agree with him on that question. this is basic math. >> greta: joining us our political panel, abc news senior washington editor rick klein, casey huntington, and byron york. rick, first you. i thought it was executive order to close gitmo, just needed congress to place the people. am i right? >> they realized it was going to be harder than they wanted. the distinction he's making is in terms of campaign pledgrs oche it's a stretch, obviously -- >> a stretch! it's name calling. >> there is a lots of that going on. one thing i am struck by, you have seen a shift from the obama campaign, in terps of how they are trying to discuss mitt romney. for a long time, they tried to describe him as a conservative extremist, not a flip-flopper not as a liar. we have seen that change. there has been a major strategic shift to try to paint him as someone you can't trust, rather
FOX Business
Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
, everybody come i am neil cavuto. we just found out today that we have another trillion dollar deficit the fourth year running. it could've been worse. we also found out that the federal government bailout program in the wake of the 2008 financial crisiswas $24 billion. alas, that is down from $32 billion. by my count on both counts, we are still down for the count. crazy me. i want a lot of answers to all of these loony financial questions. how will we avoid this looming train looming train wreck? what we do to ease ourselves back from this financial cliff? not a word on any of this from the vice president or the guy that wants to be vice president. no mention of the great unmentionable and what could single-handedly trigger another recession. that is why tomorrow we want answers. allow me to break from all things convention and all things hot air and focus on something that is pathetic. washington's ongoing difference to a calamity. it could cost millions of jobs and high taxes on millions of poor families. the issue isn't whether or not i think this is a big deal, my friends. it is
CW
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm CDT
and federal deficits. the middle class is doing it all the time to bail everybody out. recent statistics show that one-third of all guns found on chicago streets were bought in the suburbs this while the homicide rate is up 25% from this time last year. more than 9000 inmates feel an already overcrowded cook county jail at a cost of $143 each per day. why would they want to pay more than they already pay?. the cook county board president will unveil some hard figures at the budget address next week. the reason behind a stabbing on southwest side pizza place police accuse the 19 year-old of stabbing a woman with a box cutter november 30th they say the victims with a man who complained to a manager after he took his salad plate away without asking he threatened the man pulled out the box cover in stabbed a woman a woman was treated and released at a local hospital. union reps in school district officials worked late last night trying to hammer out a new labor contract both sides say there are labor contracts but they're still far apart on pay. the president of the chicago labor federation i sho
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
debt and deficits as a share of gdp facing the country since world war ii. this election will have particularly rofund consequences on text market next year. >> you're looking for a profound pull back in the s&p. we're talking 100 points. 1360 is where your target is. what's that predicated on? >> a lot is the election and earnings environment. if we take the election and set it aside for now the earnings environment is deteriorating more than investors are willing to cop to at this point. first, fourth quarter of this year, we're supposed to see a remarkable recovery in earnings which i think is highly unlikely considering the macro economic climate. then an earnings kbroet in 2014. so with this fiscal uncertainty, investors have gotten a little bit ahead of themselves in terms of optimism. >> your overstating the election's impact on what the stock market will do? we had jack vogel on at the top of the show that said the market will get it wrong. >> that's possible the market gets it wrong depending on the outcome of the election. clearly this is a very tight election. the reaso
CNBC
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm EDT
's record budget deficit. but for president reagan's former budget director david stockman, raising taxes on the rich isn't nearly enough to cure what ails the u.s. economy. in october 2010, stockman told lesley stahl that all tax cuts implemented by president george w. bush should be eliminated, even those on the middle class, and that his own republican party has gone too far with its anti-tax religion. >> tax cutting is a religion. what do you mean by that? >> well, it's become, in the sense, an absolute-- something that can't be questioned, something that's gospel, something that's sort of embedded in the catechism. and so scratch the average republican today, and he'll say, "tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts." >> cut taxes. >> cutting taxes. >> make the tax cuts permanent. >> it's rank demagoguery. we should call it for what it is. if these people were all put into a room on penalty of death to come up with how much they could cut, they couldn't come up with $50 billion when the problem is $1.3 trillion. so to stand before the public and rub raw this anti-tax sentiment, the republican par
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
tax for the rich and promise to balance the deficit and raise tracks taxes on the middle class. there is no way to do it. but i will talk about big bird and seem like i am the fiscally responsible person. >> sean: david, you are next, i promise. >> ohhhh. >> sean: for the polls, brand-new numbers, incredible story to show you. time for the obama campaign to cue the desperation card. we will have more with juan and david limbaugh, as we unveil the latest poll numbers. what happens when you try to put words in paul ryan's mouth. we have the amazing video of the v.p. hopeful, calling out a reporter over his left-wing agenda. we'll check in with dana, stewart and bob woodward and a lot more on this tuesday edition of "hannity." [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. marie callender's gives you a way to make any day a special occasion. new mini cream pies for one. real
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 8:30pm PDT
. andrew luck was sensational today. bringing them back 18-point deficit. the leadership, the will to win, all of the things that his teammates really feed on. and i just thought he was sensational. the start of a really great career and i know the colts are just excited to have him there. robert griffin iii started out a little bit faster than luck. had that big game opening day and this is the thing that they are doing with him. they are getting him out of the pocket on design plays and he is going to have to do this more, bob. he is going to have to run out of bounds, know when the play is over and not try to make every play a touchdown. he got hurt today. and i think he is going to learn from that, but these two young men are going to be great quarterbacks in the league for a long time to come. >> well, the last thing you mentioned ties into the first thing. we will talk to mike florio about. here is mike from pro football talk who will take us through the day's injuries which includes the concussion suffered by robert griffin iii. >> tony mentioned that injury to griffin. now the lea
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
rain showers. just over 25 inches for the year and we're running a deficit of over 7 inches. the high today, 15 degrees below the average of 69. the record low below freezing in 2001. it is chilly and 53 at the inner harbor. at the eastern shore, temperatures are cool. we're running into the low 50's. there you see the cold producing this out today in the mountains. 34 in oakland. there are freeze warnings in effect for the western sliver of allegheny county and into the mountains of west virginia. we will stay here, mainly cloudy and a chance of a brief sprinkle. this weather disturbances in the upper levels of the atmosphere. it is moving east and it will take the showers offshore. we may get a break for two in the clouds before the next front roles in wednesday afternoon. there will be important for the orioles heading of i-95 to new york. a few breaks in the cloud cover. temperatures will recover. here comes the next front and there are some showers in the catskills west of new york at 7. we should clear out most of the mid-atlantic and northeast going into thursday. for game 3 of
CW
Oct 7, 2012 9:00pm CDT
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ABC
Oct 12, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money, he's borrowing it and then wasting it. we can't afford four moreears. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> jaguars get sports cars named after them. pandas get top billing in environmental fund-raisers and then there are the critters that are the butt of the joke in a chain e-mail. but abc's matt gutman met one woman who believes even the most homeliest animals need love, too. >> reporter: they are the mythical creatures lurking in the shallows of the amazon. just bit me in the leg! >> i thought that was you rubbing my leg with your foot! >> reporter: brazil's fabled pink river dolphins, up to ten feet long. wild. powerful. and, let's fate, seriously ugly. just look at that pback, the h k hooked nose, the whiskers. do they have plastic surgery here? but as luzieucy cooke reminds u beauty is
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
problems. they've got some deficits they need to overcome. i want to go over a couple other numbers. it's all about the honesty and the truthfulness and then the consistency. let's start with the honest and truthful aspect. there you have obama leading romney 44-39 when it comes to just how honest and truthful you think these candidates are. then when it comes to consistency, which the obama campaign has been hammering away on what they perceive as flip-flops, 47-37. that is what some people, hogan, my dear friend, former intern, which i always like to disclose, is a trust deficit. is it? >> well, so much of american politics is based on do i know you, do i trust you and do i like you. those are some damaging numbers for governor romney for sure. but look, the fact of the matter is he crushed president obama in that debate and these numbers reflecting what a lot of people saw and that was a center rowtype that had been lined out about romney that he was some cold, heartless business man. he turned that on its ear. conversely, one of the stereotypes out for president obama is he's a grea
FOX Business
Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. we are in the same place this year that we were last year. you know, these deficits are struggling. lou: you are campaigning for governor romney in ohio. he will continue to do so. in ohio, when they have a 7.2% unemployment rate -- they are enjoying a far better recovery from the recession that nearly all of the country. what is the most persuasive message that you can take to the voters they are? >> well, i think in the state of utah, we are in spite of what washington is doing. but it's not going to be too long. we are all going to bear the burdens that the president has put on us. we will feel the pain the president has put on us. we are doing well in spite of barack obama, nothing thinking is what happenedn ohio. what we need to do is we need to get people on their feet and ready to go, get them fired up. it is obvious that during the debate, barack obama has no idea how to get the economy going. mitt romney definitely knows the country this country needs to take the one thank you for joining us, mia love. critics may have panned a new liam neeson movie. a break and $50 millio
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 3:00pm PDT
revenue it produced were sufficient to drive down the federal budget deficit for 2005 through 2007. this despite massive war spending. as for deregulation, president obama himself said former president bush put more regulations in place than he has at the same time frame. it is true that there is one bit of deregulation regularly blamed by the liberal economists for helping create the speculative bubble that led to financial crisis and the great recession. that is the lifting of the barrier before commercial banks. it was lifted i. >> bret: if that is the case, how does president obama change dynamic debate number two? >> it's interesting to see whether romney is ready with with an answer to charge. so far, romney camp has not answered it. maybe they were reluctant to defend president bush saying he may not be popular. i think how this issue stands and how well the talking point works. it has worked to some extent with the obama team is whether he is ready to have a response to it. >> bret: insult to fatal injury in new york. media does it again. grapevine is next. ♪ [ male annou
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
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CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
a credible plan to reduce our budget deficit, that's delivering very low interest rates for us in the markets at the moment. so that is the proof that there's international confidence in our plan. >> gilt yields are slightly lower. we're waiting for spain of course to ask for a bailout. spanish yields are lower. and if they stay in those sort of levels, spain will ride their luck for as long as they can. back to you. >> i was with you on that, ross. your audio guy was sleeping there for a second. we were going to step in and help you, but that was -- it was the eads, that's very unsettling what's happening with the eads. very unsettling. i'm anxious about how that finally plays out. >> no delay. >> just flew right over ross. >> flew right over ross. we may eventually have really quick flights again. did you see this guy who is going to jump out of balloon? he'll break the sound barrier. but as you're falling, since there's no -- what keeps you at terminal velocity is the air. if there's no air, they think he'll he break the speed of sound. >> why is he doing this? >> because he can. >> yeah,
FOX News
Oct 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
beyond the level the pentagon asked for which would explode the deficit. and he wouldn't commit to the 2014 timetable to bring our troops home from afghanistan. and so i think time and time again the vice president laid out the choice for the middle class in this election and was very effective in doing so. jon: time and time again the vice president interrupted, interjected, laughed, guf fawed, that kind of thing. was that appropriate first of all? was it intentional? >> well, republicans like to praise happy warriors. that is what we saw from the vice president last night. he caught out the brazen attempt by the romney-ryan campaign to try to rewrite their kick the -- ticket and their positions in the final 30 days of the race. suddenly they don't know anything about the $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthiest they proposed. suddenly they talk like they cover people with preexisting conditions under their health care plan. we know if you're between jobs or between plans you wouldn't be covered under their plan. the vice president is authentic. what you see is what you get. he d
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to be fair, one only needs to say that. >> tough choices, to reduce the deficit. and we need revenue in order to get that done. and we're going to have to ask millionaires and billionaires to do their fair share in order to get that done. but he refuses to saddle seniors and the middle class with that entire burden. >> but you're defining middle class in this press release -- as people earning between 100 and $200,000 a year. >> well, that's not where we established the baseline. the president has said that if you make $250,000 or less, that your taxes shouldn't go up. that's where we've set the bar. >> all right. well, we will leave it there. thank you very much, ben labolt, appreciate your taking the time. i would like to get that little sharpie version of your press release. >>> all right. well, you may think we're obsessing over a number, this $5 trillion versus $1 trillion. but the reason we're doing it, we don't think it's just a number. it goes to the heart of whether president obama stays in the white house. and that is because of what ben labolt was saying. that number is about wheth
FOX Business
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm EDT
is mocking romney on the deficit on wall street. watch this. >> bernie madoff, criminals, and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> redbird. >> big yellow a menace to our economy. romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it is big bird. mitt romney, taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. lori: is this what the presidential debate should really be focused on? lou dobbs is here. lou: where should we start. melissa: i will sit back. go ahead. lou: the sesame workshop has decided they have had a belly full of being in this presidential campaign. they have asked that the campaigns cease and assist. they are a nonpartisan outfit. it really became onerous when not only the president was using big bird, but then romney to point out there have been eight mentions of big bird by president obama and five mentions of elmo and count along the mentions of libya. zero. the plant to fix the economy, zero. big bird overtaking. talk about a big bird and a small issue. it is as you say on becoming. it is disastrous for the president. he lo
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 3:00am PDT
the debate the other night was the deficit. the scrocketting deficit under president obama. remember, that the total federal deficit under president obama is still at $5.2 trillion. >> that's the debt that has been added, i think. the deficit right now it was also went down yesterday. the debt. and the deficit is now 1.1 trillion. that was also came out yesterday morning. >> another barometer people always look at, too. is food stamps. 2009 what did we have 33.5 million, right? and then in 2010, 40.3. last year 44.7. and look at this year already. 46.8 million. that's as of july. >> big jump. >> yeah, so are companies hiring? that could be the good sign that companies are hiring. you want to have some good news, right? and it's hard because you are seeing manufacturing though for the second straight month also slipping. that's a sign of the strengthening economy as well which is getting the economy moving. >> but for people who don't pay attention. you know, you look at that number 7.8. things are turning around. >> are your pants ringing? >> is that my -- it is my phone. hold on a s
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 3:00pm PDT
on big bird. going after what has been the biggest driver of our debt and deficit over the last decade. public television. pbs. >> these are tough times with big issues so scrooch your head talking about big bird. >> bret: my tw two-and-a-half-year-old is excited about. this i don't know how many people are that big bird is in the news. he is. all over the news. the big news today perhaps the polls, gasolineup will poll today is now likely voters. they transitioned from registered voters to likely voters. that is a difference. we talk about it before. romney two-point lead. margin of error is tied. first time in a year, real clear politic average, he has the lead in the average of recent polls. what about this? the panel, jonah goldberg, from national review online. kirsten powers for daily beast. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles, today's developments and well, big bird. >> democrats are actually running an ad showing big bird and contracting it with the bad guys on wall street. >> let's just play it. might as well. >> i'm just a prop here. >> bret: right. you're teein
FOX News
Oct 12, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> bret: more on this with the panel. thank you. federal deficit topped $1 trillion for the fourth year in a row. the numbers $1.1 trillion in red for fiscal year 2012 which just ended. that is $207 billion less than the previous year. government spending fell 1.7%. tax revenue rose 6.4%. higher gasoline costs drove wholesale prices up. dow broke two-day losing streak. >> disseption in ranks of the "new york times" over the libya story later in the grapevine. up next, the still unreleased video of the benghazi attack. what does it show? [ male ann] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model yea
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